Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries

in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication

News

23/02/2024

A small fisher, Agus Riyadi realized that the waters around Binuangen, West Java has high fisheries potentials and has been an essential source of livelihood for his family and local communities. “We need to protect the fisheries resources here and actively monitor their utilization, especiall...

26/01/2024

Rome - The International Fishing Industry Safety and Health Conference (IFISH) is the world’s only conference devoted to safety and health in fisheries and aquaculture. It’s 6th edition, from 8 to 12 January 2024, was organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U...

26/01/2024

Rome – FAO Members and observers convened virtually from January 15 to 18 to exchange insights and strategies for enhancing fisheries management, considering ecological, social, economic, nutritional and gender objectives. The discussions were particularly geared towards impro...

19/12/2023

Written by: Patrick Kimani, Ansen Ward and Manoela Militão de Siqueira

A series of training videos have been created to promote peer-to-peer learning on improved post-harvest practices. Post-harvest practices refer to activities such as handling, process...

07/11/2023

The Government of Malawi, through the Department of Fisheries, with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), launched Malawi’s National Plan of Action for the Implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (2023-2030).

18/10/2023
  Within the framework of the biennial United Nations Global Indigenous Youth Forum (UNGIYF), a meeting took place on Monday, 16 October, to hear and learn from Indigenous Peoples youth representatives whose...
11/07/2023
Written by Virginie Matterne, communications consultant, Equitable Livelihoods Team, Fisheries and Aquaculture Division, FAO Fisheries are essential to the well-being of rural and coastal communities worldwide, providing an important...
23/06/2023
  Small-scale fisheries play a crucial role in supporting the livelihoods of millions of people around the world, particularly in coastal communities. However, the sustainability of the fisheries sector has been...
23/06/2023
Written by Matteo Luzzi, Gender Consultant, FAO   Over the last few weeks, South-east Asia has been the focus of FAO’s work targeting the achievement of gender equality in small-scale fisheries. As...
26/05/2023
   ©Robert Arthur   Written by Robert Arthur, Equitable livelihoods team, Fisheries and Aquaculture Division, FAO Inland fisheries and both diverse and widespread, taking place in aquatic environments ranging from large lakes, river, f
15/05/2023
Press Brief : SSF Technical Guidelines CAFI SSF Network- Webinar Talk Series Thursday, 20 April 2022 The Global Network for Capacity Building to Increase Access of Small-Scale Fisheries to  Financial Services (CAFI-SSF) organized...
08/05/2023
  Written by Felix Marttin  ©FAO/FAOSouthSudan In South Sudan, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is working to promote sustainable development in the fishery sector and empower displaced communities through their dedicated fis
04/04/2023
 ©FAO/Luis Tato FAO and the International Ocean Institute—Southern Africa (IOI-SA) have recently launched a new e-learning course on Governance in small-scale fisheries. The course aims to contribute towards creating an enabling environme
31/03/2023
 ©FAO/Alessandra Benedetti The vital contribution of small-scale artisanal fishers around the world has been recognized at an official closing event to mark the end of the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries...
07/02/2023
FAO and Michigan State University are collaborating on the development of guidelines on enhancing livelihoods through ecosystem restoration with special emphasis on inland water and coastal ecosystems. We are seeking case studies from..
06/02/2023
The Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organisations (CNFO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) collaborated with the Anguilla Fisher Folk Association (AFA), Jamaica Fishermen Co-operative Union...
31/12/2022
FAO wishes to thank you all for making 2022 a memorable year.  We hope that every single action taken, every single event held this year will be like a stone cast...
13/12/2022
The Development Law Service (LEGN) and the Equitable Livelihoods team (NFIFL) of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Division jointly launched SSF-LEX at the 4th World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress - African region. SSF-LEX is the new policy...
08/12/2022
  In your opinion, what are the main human rights issues facing small-scale fishers and fish farmers, fish workers, and their communities? Globally small-scale fishers, fish farmers, fish workers and their communities...
25/11/2022
CAFI SSF Webinar Talk Series was organized on 11 November 2022. The webinar topic for discussion was Access to finance for empowering women in small-scale fisheries value chain. It was...